Class of 2005 Prospect - GA OL Duke Robinson

Duke Robinson (Booker T. Washington HS in Atlanta, GA., 6-6, 330) is considered one of the top offensive linemen in the nation. Duke talked recruiting with Gene's Page.

Duke Robinson Profile:

What schools are calling you?
"Tennessee, Oklahoma, Georgia, University of Florida, Auburn, Alabama, Arkansas, Clemson, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, UCLA and Ohio State."

Who have you received scholarships offers from?
"Almost all of them."

How many schools have offered you?
"Around 40. They first started when I was in the 11th grade."

With so many offers, what are the coaches saying they like about you other than your size?
"I can move pretty good."

Who would you say are your favorites?
"Georgia, Oklahoma, Auburn, Florida and Miami. Mississippi State has just come into the picture like a month ago. UCLA is also in the picture. Alabama, Arkansas and I'm looking at Ohio State a little bit."

Since my site is a Mississippi State site, I'm going to key on them. What are your impressions of the coach recruiting you for Mississippi State?
"We pretty much know the same people because Coach Holliday is from here, too. He knows my uncle and my auntie."

Does how a team is doing on the field affect how you feel about them?
"Yeah, I would say yes. I don't want to go to a team that is losing all the time."

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